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10 day streak - SP vs WW

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day ten and still sparking!

I have used both SP and WW to lose weight in the past. I have hypothyroidism and weight gain and energy are a constant struggle for me. I've lost weight on both programs in the past. 40 pounds with WW about 15 years ago. 25 pounds with SP about 6 years ago. This time, needing to lose only 13 pounds (making progress on maintenance at least) I chose to go with SP, even though I am a "lifetime member" of WW. Why? I love the social support here on SP. I love the teams. But mostly, I love that SP uses calories and not points. It isn't gimmicky.

I am not speaking ill of WW, but over the years that I've been a member of WW, I've seen them change the points system several times. You used to use a slide, then now a little thing that looks like a pedometer that calculates points based on food calories and fiber and fat. That is just too much trouble for me. I like that with SP I can log my food and it calculates for me.

I love the feedback reports. I get feedback in the afternoon to see what I DO need to eat for dinner. Do I need more protein? Do I need to back off on the fats? How am I doing with folic acid and sodium and cholesterol??? And the big question, how many calories do I still have in my daily bank? I love it.

This is a great program. WW has worked for me and I do think it's a great program, too, for those that can attend the meetings. But for online, it's SP for me!

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    my friend Kim Possible loves her WWs. Glad you are finding what works for you!!
    2200 days ago
  • KARLY2013
    I forget many days to post even though I do it!
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    2200 days ago
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    Great post.
    2200 days ago
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